A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Opotiki in New Zealand on Monday. All ids that are associated to the event: us70005rhr. Unique identifier: us70005rhr. Exact location of event, depth 35 km, 177.2536° East, -38.2632° South. Global time and date of event 07/10/19 / 2019-10-07 03:29:47 / October 7, 2019 @ 3:29 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:29:47 / 3:29 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Rotorua, Gisborne, Kawerau (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 89 km (55 miles) from Rotorua (c. 65 900 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Gisborne (c. 34 300 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Whakatane (c. 18 600 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Kawerau (c. 6 700 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 20 km S of Opotiki, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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